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San Bruno 9, California 8, Us 5, Jessica 5, San Francisco 5, Nbc 4, Jerry Brown 4, Aetna 4, Brewers 3, Meg Whitman 3, Whitman 3, Bruce 2, Barbara Boxer 2, Jessica Morales 2, Kimberly Terry 2, Puc 2, Monty Francis 2, Tim Lincecum 2, Liz Crenshaw 2, San Mateo 2,
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    September 18, 2010
    11:00 - 11:30pm PDT  

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when it will get here and how long will it last? slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make ou hweto e eavth livur onsinwiea m. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. right now at 11:00, friends and family gather for a memorial for a victim of the san bruno explosion who is just starting her adult life. soaring profits and rising premiums? why are insurance giant as loud to increase rates across this state next month. and small fees that may go
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unnoticed at first. how criminals are scamming your bills. good evening, i'm diane dwyer. pg&e is facing its first legal challenge tonight, filed on behalf of those who live in the san bruno fire zone. the utilities expected to turn over a risk of the most at-risk sections of the pipeline in a matter of days. monty francis is in san bruno with the story for us. monty? >> this lawsuit is seeking class action status, right now only one homeowner is listed on this lawsuit. his attorney tells us, he's been contacted by at least a dozen other people who live in this neighborhood. >> steve dare lives in this house in san bruno, about a mile from the explosion site. his home was not damaged, but he was among those evacuated in the
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fire's wake. he's suing pg&e in san mateo superior court. the lawsuit seeks to change the way pg&e is managing its $100 million victim's fund. >> in an escrow account. it will no longer be part of pg&e's ability to determine who gets money, instead, it will be something for the court to decide with transparency. >> the lawsuit names dare and others as plaintiffs. it accuses pg&e for the explosion that killed four people and destroyed nearly 40 homes on september 9th. >> our estimated damages are 300 million to 500 million, depending how you look at, and what damages you include in this, obviously, the personal injury claims of themselves with the deaths are multiple million dollar cases. >> a pg&e spokesperson responded telling us, it's disappointing to hear about little action this
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close to the tragedy. our focus right now is to help the citizens of san bruno recover. it's regrettable legal action has been filed before the ntsb has finished its investigation. we have learned that pg&e is expected to turn over a list of the 100 most at-risk sites in its pipeline system to the puc on monday. the puc, which regulates pg&e made their request in writing on friday, after the utility refused to turn over the list, arguing that releasing the information would present a threat to national security. state senator leyland yee's office tells us the list is expected to be handed over to the puc on monday at 2:00 in the afternoon. once that happens, he expects the information to be made public. live in san bruno tonight, monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, monty. hundreds of people gathered in a san bruno church tonight to say good-bye to jessica morales.
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she was one of the four people who died in the explosion last week, three others are presumed dead. kimberly terry is here with more on that. >> jessica and her boyfriend were watching football when the explosion happened. her boyfriend tried to save her, it was too late. tonight wasn't about how she died, it was about how she lived. >> where do i start? how do i begin to say farewell, when i can't even believe you're gone? how do i say good-bye to my heart and soul. >> a tearful good-bye from the mother of jessica morales, still grappling with her daughter's sudden death. >> i had the privilege of being her mother. and although 20 years soundses like many years, it was too short. i wish for more, but what parent doesn't in the case of losing a child. i am supposed to go first. that is the natural process. >> jessica was one of four
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people killed in an explosion and fire in san bruno last week. tonight the chapel of the highlands was packed with family and friends. >> she was my best friend, my sister, my partner in crime, and my ray of sunshine. >> they talked about jessica's love for scary movies andow she would text her friends good morning. her obsession with stars and above all, her dedication to her family. >> i wish she could come back. she was a great sister. from supporting me and for everything for me to make me happy. and my mom, my brother, my sister. and especially my dad. >> the 20-year-old had an affinity for fashion and was taking classes at the academy of art in san francisco. by all accounts her future was bright. her life taken way too soon.
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>> not a day will go by i will not long for you. i do believe you were an angel, jessica, god sent you to teach me. you had such unconditional love for me, and you were so easy to love. >> jessica, we will always miss you. your big goofyself, your smile. most of all, of course, your smile. we love you, now be with the lord. >> a prayer was said for jessica's boyfriend who is still hospitalized. he was severely burned when he tried to save jessica. his parents were at tonight's memorial. san bruno police and firefighters were also there along with congresswoman jackie spears. kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, kimberly. health insurance premiums are going up for more than a million californians in less than two weeks. the state insurance commissioner okayed the increase at aetna
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today, despite the insurance company reporting soaring profits. insurance premiums are going up by an average of 19% for a million california customers of aetna, blue shield of california, health net and anthem blue cross. those four companies provide insurance for 90% of all individual policyholders in the state. >> it's absolutely ridiculous. i don't have insurance at all. i barely have a job, and barely employed. >> that's why so many people don't have health insurance right now, because they can't afford it. >> aetna responded to the rate increases saying increases are never easy. but the costs directly impacts what our members pay. people we talk to said it's hard to understand how aetna is talking about increasing costs hurting the bottom line when it just announced a 42% increase in profits to nearly $500 million
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for the second quarter of this year, compared to the same time last year. >> to have the big people continue to profit off the little people, that's not right at all. >> a spokesman for the state insurance commissioner said today that he does not support the increases but has no authority to block the rate hikes as long as they comply with state law. the law requires insurers to spend at least 70 cents of every premium dollar on medical claims. the increases go into effect october 1st. they are smaller than the 39% increase anthem had originally planned to implement several months ago. sarah shourd is moments away from stepping on to american soil tonight. she was released from an iranian prison this week in u what iran called a humanitarian gesture. this morning shourd thanked oman and appealed for the release of her fiancee and friend both
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remain behind bars charged with being u.s. spies. >> it is my deepest deepest hope i will be able to show them the grand mosque soon, one of the most peaceful and powerful places of worship i have ever seen. >> shourd and her mother are flying into new york. iran's president is also due in new york this weekend ahead of monday's united nations general assembly. shourd has not released any details about her captivity or condition. her mother said she's suffering from a breast lump and precancerous cells. there was an unusual political message at the giants' game tonight. this mystery boat was spotted in mccovey cove. it advertises a website. mehserle is the officer convicted of killing oscar grant. it's not the first time this boat has been spotted. no word on who's behind it at this point.
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whooping cough cases continue. who should be vaccinated. >> you're trying to click off the darn thing, and by clicking off, you're agreeing. >> the charges are small on your phone or internet bill, but she sure add up. the illegal business adding on charges to your accounts and how can you stop it. >> rain as we go through the last weekendf mmsuer. we began fall in the middle of oke week. ais loth, here's the thr,darad we have rain tomeingo thay bay area, i'll tell you how much to expect and when coming up.pe
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wouldn't it be nice if every time meg whitman told a lie her nose would grow? newspapers report the claims in this meg whitman ad are false. and she knows it. taxes went down under jerry brown. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions.
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meg whitman's nose keeps growing. whitman says california lost jobs under jerry brown. turns out 1.9 million jobs were created. she spent millions saying jerry brown raised taxes. fact is brown cut 4 billion in taxes. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions. you might want to double check that cell phone bill. scammers are using an old trick but in a new way. nbc's liz crenshaw shows us how it works and what to look for on your bill. >> $19.95 you tend not to notice
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it. >> reporter: but it adds up click. he linked the mystery charges to a popular website where he said pop-up ads surface. >> you're trying to click off the darn thing and by clicking off, you're agreeing to something. >> reporter: he did not know he joined some type of subscription or membership. the charges are known as bill cramming. small unauthorized charges that appear on his statement once a month. it's more common than consumers think. >> talk to you later. >> reporter: bruce operates his own business out of his home, he noticed an unexplained $35.12 charge on his phone bill. >> i opened it up, i start making phone calls, i said, we're not paying this. they claim i signed up for some type of web service. >> reporter: when you reached this company, it said somebody in your company signed up for this? >> yes. >> reporter: could somebody in your company have signed up for this? >> not in my company.
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it's me. that's it. >> reporter: running a one-man show, how did this unauthorized charge end up on kirshner's phone bill? >> in some cases dishonest merchants will go to a phone company or a credit card company and say, so and so has authorized this charge even though they had nothing to do with it. >> reporter: the ftc investigates such cases. bill cramming is big illegal business and easy to do. authorities say willoby farr from florida ran a cramming scheme from jail. >> why can't you stop this? >> given our resources, we can't take an action against every company that's doing this out there. so. >> reporter: so how can you make sure you're not a victim of cram something. >> it's simple, check your credit card and phone bills and your bank statements carefully.
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if you notice a false charge or a pattern of false charges, call the company and demand a refund. and even if you get your money back, contact the ftc and state attorney's general so they can investigate. it's a crime that just about any consumer can fall for. >> and so here, you know, we thought, geez, we were scammed too. >> reporter: liz crenshaw, nbc bay area news. san mateo county health leaders hosted a free whooping cough clinic today. the number of cases in the county is nearly eight times what it was last year. in fact the entire state is on track to break a 55-year record for the disease. health leaders are encouraging everyone older than 7 to get a vaccination. especially those in contact with newborns. nine babies have died it in california after coming down with the illness this year. napa county is getting some poor marks when it comes to
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health. a new study by the ucla health policy research found napa has one of the worst obesity rates state. the most recent data found that 28% of people living in napa county were obese. san francisco by comparison, had an obesity rate of less than half that at 11.8%. when it came to diabetes, 9.2% of napa county's population was diagnosed. experts say the rates are tied to wealth, race and education levels. a well known east bay ice cream shop is pitching in to help an animal shelter damaged by fire. the berkeley humane society went up in flames in may leaving dozens of cats and dogs homeless. a creamery in oakland is donating 20% of a special
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adoptalicious to the campaign. are we going to warm up tomorrow? or clear out a bit? >> yeah, we're going toe have rain tomorrow. >> it's not going to happen. >> monday we'll see sunshine. we have a lot of the fog blowing through, the wind at times getting a little gusty, as we go through about 3:00 in the morning, you may hear some of that wind howling through the sitting and parts of the rest of the bay area, get ready for that as we go through the evening hours. across the bay, the cloud cover is over -- starting to move over the south end of the bay, and we'll wake up to clouds and a couple light showers for the south end of the bay. this is where we're going to get the least amount probably not much at all. right now we're at 60 degrees, san francisco, 63 in san jose. a lot of muggy conditions today. the southwest flow coming up and down, and giving us those warm humid temperatures this afternoon. that's all said and done, what's
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happening now, we're starting to get the rain coming on through. the front is just off the coast. we have heavy rain moving up through eureka. impressive numbers for the north. there's the front right there, there's more reinforcements behind it, so tonight into tomorrow morning, we'll get showers, mainly from the north end of the bay first. and during the afternoon, we'll get a couple of those showers moving through the person ins la. not a lot. notice trace amounts for the peninsula and the south end of the bay. across the hills you're closer to one inch of rain. this is through 8:00 a.m., we're getting some through the north end of the bay. by 10:00 a.m., you have sprinkling moving into the east side of the bay, and right into san francisco and san mateo county. 1:00 p.m., giants game. the showers should start to end, the raiders game, 1:05, the showers should start to end by
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en this as well. 60s tomorrow, not quite as humid, we have a couple places just touching 27 0z, most of us from the beaches, well to the warmer spots are going to be in the 60s tomorrow, we'll get a little more sunshine tomorrow, things will warm up for you monday and tuesday, diane. we begin fall 8:09 p.m. wednesday. laura, what do you have? >> roller coaster night too, we got a good, we got a bad for you. tim lincecum did not pitch poorly, but his outing cut short against the brewers. he wasn't too happy. we'll show you why. and andrew love having no problem making things happen with his arm. hoisman trophyrodidatean sngwi sme.soed ave highlights next. [ male announcer ] barbara boxer.
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she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in california. her after school law is keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's fighting every day to create new jobs. i'm working to make california the leader in clean energy. to jump-start our small businesses with tax credits and loans to create thousands more california jobs. i'm barbara boxer, and i approve this message...
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[ male announcer ] progresso you gotta taste this soup. in september baseball there is often a game within the game, it's called scoreboard watching. as for the last two weeks of the regular season, the giants will be keeping close tabs on the padres and rockies. making each san francisco win that much more crucial tonight. tim lincecum faces the brewers,
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trying to preserve the giants slim half game division lead. bases loaded, jonathan the bloop to right, two runs score, it's 2-0 brewers. we go to the bottom of the fifth, same score, one out, runners on the corners. bruce pulls timmy for a pinch-hitter. he only threw 70 some odd pitches. he's not happy. that could have been a double play, but he stays at first. it's 2-1. bottom ninth, same score. he goes down swinging. yes, the giants lose 2-1. they are facing a sweep tomorrow. what about the padres you ask? san diego facing the cards, they blew a two-run lead in the eighth, in the ninth, it's 4-4. ryan ludwig taking care of that. three-run shot, the pads off. they win another home run, a half game lead over the giants now. the rockies one game back in the
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wild card, giants trailing by two. minnesota today at the twins, had not allowed an eighth hit this season. bottom six, we're tied at one, dallas braden in a jam. long ball to left, three-run homer, 4-1 twins, a's would have another, but it's into the enough. minnesota wins 4-2. the heisman trophy were handed out after the first two weeks of the season, andrew luck would be a shoe-in. number 15th, cardinal hosting wake forrest at stanford stadium this evening, looking to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2001. luck on a role, finds stellarman. 12 yard strike, it's 27-7, stanford, the route is on. later in the quarter. tried to get it done on the ground. have you nowhere to go but in, and 52-yard run, he goes to the
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house. 34-7 at that point. four passing td's, one running, 276 total yards, stanford is cruising late right now. it may have been the fact that they were home for the first time this season, or maybe they weren't facing a ranked opponent. san jose state grabbing their first win of the season. 16-11. good for football, rough for baseball. the giants have to bounce back tomorrow. >> thanks a lot, laura. coming up, check out these dancers in the south bay. a public performance, and you y.n todase mied them today. you know, i just got this new chase checking account. really? yea, check this out. there's no deposit slips or envelopes. you just take the check and--psshht--right in there. now chase atms take the worry out of making a deposit. so that's it? they got it? duh. oh it's on the receipt. it also works with cash. really? do you have a 20, or... yea! psshht! voila. that's cool. ok let's go. hey, wait. where's my 20? hey, what's up, dude?
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chase checking. welcome to banking with chase. chase what matters. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth. super amoled screen.
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performing. the purpose to spread the dance culture beyond the stage and into every day living. if you missed it, you can check it out tomorrow from 11:00 to 4:00 in san jose. thanks for joining us at 11:00. tonight forget to follow me on twitterr state is in a real mes. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to liv owiinthur means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people.
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and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, thank you. thank you. welcome back, ladies and